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Carbondale in Jackson County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Daniel Harmon Brush

 
 
Daniel Harmon Brush Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
1. Daniel Harmon Brush Marker
Inscription.  On April 23, 1861, eleven days after Confederates fired on Fort Sumter, the cofounder of Carbondale, Daniel Harmon Brush, called a public meeting on this town square. Brush delivered a patriotic speech in support of the Union. Two days later, Brush stood atop his building on the southwest corner of Illinois Avenue and Main Street, waved the American flag, and dared Southern sympathizers to take it down. Brush's two speeches during the opening days of the Civil War affirmed the region's loyalty to the Union at a time when some in the area advocated secession or support of the South.
 
Erected 2011 by The City of Carbondale, the Honorable Mayor Brad Cole and the Illinois State Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Illinois State Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 43.646′ N, 89° 13.003′ W. Marker is in Carbondale, Illinois, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection
Daniel Harmon Brush Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, November 26, 2020
2. Daniel Harmon Brush Marker
Marker is on the far left. It is steps within the Carbondale Pavilion.
of North Illinois Avenue (U.S. 51) and East Main Street (Illinois Route 13), on the right when traveling north on North Illinois Avenue. Marker is on the grounds of Carbondale Pavilion and town square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 N Illinois Ave, Carbondale IL 62901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Station #9 (within shouting distance of this marker); Station #8 (within shouting distance of this marker); Train Conductor (within shouting distance of this marker); Station #1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Station #4 (within shouting distance of this marker); Station #7 (within shouting distance of this marker); Station #2 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Station #6 (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carbondale.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.
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